CRKT Minimalist Tanto Neck Knife, 2.125" Blade, Micarta Handle -2386

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The CRKT Minimalist is a small and lightweight fixed blade that offers surprising control and versatility. However, don't mistake the knife's simplicity for a lack of sophistication.

Designed by the prolific knife maker Alan Folts, the CRKT Minimalist is a production take on Folts' well-received custom knives. It took Folts more than two years to design the knife. He carried the knife around the country and received feedback from countless people.

Needless to say, all the minor tweaks and changes paid off.

The shapely handle on this fixed blade is ergonomically designed to use the least amount of material but still create a grip that fills out the hand better than nearly any other knife.

The polished resin impregnated fiber scales cover the full tang and boast three contoured finger choils. Jimping along the spine of the blade offers extra control.

Made of functional 5Cr15MoV stainless steel, the bead-blasted blade is 2.125 inches with a plain edge. This iteration features a Tanto style blade profile but it also comes in a Wharncliffe or Tanto design.

The 1.6-ounce knife fits into a custom-fitted glass-filled nylon sheath with a detent that locks the blade in place.

Model Number: 2386
Catalog Number: 284167
Blade Length 2.13 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (5CR15MOV)
Sheath Material Nylon
Blade Edge Plain
Point Tanto
Handle Material Micarta
Total Length 5.13 inches
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Sheath Included Yes
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 1.6 ounces
Handle Color Green/Black

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.

CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built—without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers’ high expectations.

Sport & Work Knives

CRKT continues to "think outside the box" by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the

Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK— all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it’s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.

More natural and premium materials.

CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives

with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.

CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we’ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.

Video of the engraving process

Looking for a way to give your knife an extra dash of pizzazz? At Knife Depot, you can customize any of our 10,000 knives with an inscription or logo. The cost is $19.99 per knife for up to three knives with the same inscription. If you want four or more knives with the same inscription or logo, it costs $5.99 per knife. Click here for more information about our engraved knives.

Want to get your engraved knife even faster? Our Quick Ship personalized knives program features a selection of popular knives that are ready to be engraved and shipped right away for less.

Got questions about our knife personalization? Give us a ring at 1-800-248-1987 or email us.

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Logo Engraving
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Text Engraving (Silver Blade)
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Text Engraving (Black Blade)

Customer Reviews

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By Sara X. from Ontario, Canada
July 12, 2012

I bought this knife for my boyfriends birthday and he absolutely loved it. It is so small and versatile that even I can wear it under most shirts without anyone being the wiser. Great little knife that comes in handy, and personally makes me feel safer when I wear it. It also looks great, the green micarta handle is perfect so my small woman's hand, as well as my boyfriend who is three times my size. Super versatile, great for everyone

By John W. from Niagara
March 12, 2012

The knife handle is cracked other than that its alright.

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